5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2012 11:38 AM by Paul Hillman
Paul Hillman Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

I have generated some AIFF files and would like to import them into iTunes as AAC files.  If I try to import them into iTunes it will just import the AIFF files, not convert, I then would have to CREATE AAC VERSION.  Is there anyway to combine these two steps?  I can elimate creating an 'extra' file by changing pref when importing the AIFF file into my iTunes folder so it doesn't create a copy, then changing it back when creating the AAC file, but that seems like a lot of work, maybe even make it a script.

  • 1. Re: import and rip to AAC at sametime
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,450 points)
    1. Open iTunes Preferences.
      Windows: Choose Edit  > Preferences.
      Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
    2. Click the General button, then click the Importing Settings button in the second section of the window.
    3. From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose the encoding format that you want , then click OK to save the settings.

    adapted from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550

  • 2. Re: import and rip to AAC at sametime
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    Hold Option, iTunes menu Advanced > Convert to AAC. If AAC doe snot show up, iTunes prefs General > Import settings.

    Select the files you want to add to the library as AAC.

    This converts and adds at the same time.

  • 3. Re: import and rip to AAC at sametime
    Paul Hillman Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    In reply to Limnos: Nope, this just imports the AIFF file into itune library.  See Chris' reply.

  • 4. Re: import and rip to AAC at sametime
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,450 points)

    Then you are not selecting AAC in the preference settings as the file format with which to import, you are just leaving it as AIFF or misreading the menu.

  • 5. Re: import and rip to AAC at sametime
    Paul Hillman Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    If I import from a CD, the settings in the preferences/ general/import settings . . .  are used, so I think I have them set correctly.  I'm using itunes 10.6.3 on a G5.  When I add to library then click on an AIFF file, just the AIFF file is imported, it goes quit quickly.  When I used Chris' suggestion on holding option then advanced/convert to AAC, the only item added to the itunes library is an AAC version, and it shows in the top info window thats its converting the file for a few seconds.